NATIONAL BIKE MONTH
Did you know biking will get you from one place to another without emitting any c02 emissions, and it's great for your physical and mental well-being?
May is National Bike Month. Whether riding for fun, fitness, with family, or taking essential trips, we encourage you to try it.
4 STEPS TO GET RIDING
1. Getting your bike ready to ride
Does your bike need some TLC? Before riding, be sure to check that everything is in working order.
Do some basic maintenance yourself - here are some great guides from the League of American Bicyclists.
Take your bike to your local bike shop - find a local bike shop here.
2. Brush up on your essential cycling skills
Knowing and practicing some essential biking skills will help give you confidence on two wheels.
3. Find an appropriate route to ride
When first starting, it's best to find quieter routes where traffic is slower. Our region also has several great trail connections:
4. Practice, build up your confidence, and enjoy the ride!
Confidence while cycling comes with practice, so enjoying a number of rides on quiet streets, parks and multi-use paths, etc., will help increase yours.